• chainsaw safety course
    May 17, 2015

    Chainsaw Safety Class For Trail Stewards   May 30-31, 2015 9am-4pm at Bridgewater State University June 27-28, 2015 9am-4pm at Notchview Reservation, Windsor, MA.   This class is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Massachusetts Recreational Trails Advisory Board (MARTAB) and the Recreational Trails Program, in…

  • Snowmobile trail blocked by tree
    Jan 30, 2015

    I’m sure you are all aware of the hazards associated with riding off-trail in snow-covered fields, such as rocks, tree stumps and other obstructions hidden under the snow. You also know enough (I hope) to keep to the right while snowmobiling on a trail and not to stop in the…

  • How to start a snowmobile
    Feb 21, 2014

    Starting your snowmobile may seem like a very simple and safe operation. It generally is, but occasionally this simple act can turn embarrassing, costly, or even deadly when “Sleds Go Wild.”   It is quite an experience to witness a snowmobile start right up and then suddenly accelerate rapidly and…

  • Massachusetts Environmental Police snowmobile patrol
    Feb 14, 2014

    The SAM Board of Directors and attending members had the opportunity to learn firsthand at Thursday’s SAM Meeting, on February 6, 2014, of the consequences of riding the SAM snowmobile trails without a MA Registration and/or a SAM Member Trail pass.   Lieutenant Terry Davis and Sergeant David Unaitis from the…

  • Lighting a campfire in snow is a critical skill for snowmobilers
    Feb 03, 2014

    The statement “Be prepared” is something we have all heard and is recognized by most as the Boy Scout motto. By definition the motto means to be prepared both in mind and in body. To be ready for all foreseen situations by educating yourself mentally and physically outfitting yourself with…

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